Posts Tagged ‘Modern Garden’

Inheriting new plants

11.15.12

We recently inherited a few plants from our tenant in the Beaufort house – an aloe plant, two dracaena marginata looking plants and this one pictured here with my purple toes. I forget the name so if you recognize it feel free to shout it out. And then after you feel silly for talking to your computer screen type it in the comments for me to see. My mom has one of these and last year it bloomed this enormous hot pink flower. It was really pretty. Oh, and it had babies! Which I know isn’t the technical term, but it’s still cool. There are two in this pot here and when they get a little bigger I’ll divide them so they can have more pretty plant babies.

In case you couldn’t tell, I’m a little excited because a) I like plants and b) free is awesome. I’m also somewhat apprehensive because plants in my care don’t have a very high survival rate. My only hope is that they like it here on the island. I’ve had 4 plants literally come back from the dead since we’ve moved here. Like this chinese evergreen:

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It’s thriving now, but when we left Beaufort there were only two tiny yellowing leaves clinging desperately to a wilting stump. I thought for sure it was a goner.

And speaking of things hanging on… look what I found:

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A teeny tiny red potato. The ONLY thing to survive me my summer garden. Here allow me put the size in perspective for you.

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We’re going to feast tonight! Ha! Maybe I’ll be more successful next summer.

  
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snake in the grass

09.14.12

We’ve spotted this little guy (or girl?) around the yard a few times this summer. If a black cat crossing your path is bad luck, what is a black snake crossing your path?

I’ve recently (since taking these shots) decided I need a better zoom lens. I’m not really scared of snakes, but when you have one eye closed and you’re peering through a little camera hole you aren’t in an optimum runforyourfreakinglife position. I figured that one out when he/she let me snap a few shots, before jumping (they don’t have legs, yet they can jump?? NOT COOL!) like two feet into the nearest bush. I had a mild heart attack. Nothing major.

  
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A Mild Winter

01.30.12

magnolia blossom

magnolia blossom

magnolia blossom

To say it’s been a mild winter would be putting it, well, mildly. It’s January and the Magnolias are already in full bloom. I look forward to this time every year. For just a couple of weeks everything is pink and pretty. I love it!

I know I’m a wuss when it comes to winter. I don’t like being cold. (Is there anyone that does?) But wintertime helps me appreciate the nice weather we enjoy here the majority of the year. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. (Ecclesiates 3:1) That being said, I’m especially thankful for how temperate this winter has been and consider it a special blessing to our little family. We put all of our things in storage when we moved out last summer. We don’t have any of our winter coats or our winter blankets. Right now we’re using an old quilt and this blanket I picked up at Ikea. We would normally be freezing in this old house, but we’ve been just fine. Just one more thing I’m thankful for.

  
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I want a pretty garden hose.

07.11.11

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I’ll take this blue one from terrain. It’s only $58. Is that a lot? It doesn’t seem like it. Maybe I should know how much a garden hose is, but it’s been a while since we bought a new plain old boring green one.

modern garden supplyCrate & Barrel has a few summery colors, too, for those of you who despise the color blue for whatever reason.

  
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Urban Garden Makeover

02.23.11


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modern landscaping

Gosh, I love modern gardens. Okay, any type of garden really, but a nice clean design with modern elements just sings to me. This urban garden makeover from Greenlines Home & Garden Ltd featured on Design Milk today is definitely going in my inspiration folder.

  
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